January 23, 2013
Dr. Nancy Abelmann
Drawing on the findings of an interdisciplinary collaborative study, Nancy Abelmann will discuss the University of Illinois's encounter with rapidly increasing numbers of Chinese and South Korean international undergraduate students beginning in the second half of the 2000s (The U of I is the U.S. public university with the largest number of international undergraduates). She considers how this transforming demography is affecting ideas about race, nation, and internationalization in the American university. Dr. Abelmann pays particular attention to the intra-ethnic encounter of Korean Americans and transnational South Koreans.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research -- Humanities, Arts, and Related Fields
Harry E. Preble Professor of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign